Weekend Out West: BLEND 2013

Disclaimer: My pictures are stolen. I fell into the ‘bad blogger’ category this past weekend, taking only one snapshot when we first arrived at the resort in Park City for BLEND.

ImageLuckily, my trusty sidekicks were equipped with their cameras and they managed to capture the weekend beautifully. Thanks, ladies!

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I could go on at novel length about the food-Chobani, Muesli, and Laughing Cow, oh my, the swag, the scones, and cocktail time. I am confident that between all of us who attended, these areas will be covered, so I am going to focus today’s post on my favorite part of the weekend, the hike!
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Hiking is one of my all time favorite ways to workout, and Texas isn’t quite known for its mountains, so I absolutely loved the opportunity to spend Saturday hitting the hills. The views were incredible and it was so fun to be in the company of awesome ladies, while fitting in exercise. Bonus points that none of us tripped making our way up or down the trails.
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After reading so many blogs, I felt like I already knew the other girls at BLEND. It was an incredible experience to officially ‘meet’ one another in person. Thank you to all who contributed to making it so amazing! XOXO
 
Reader Question: What was the best part of your weekend?
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All-Time Favorite Breakfast

Fact: I am crazy about breakfast. Take me to Whole Foods to peruse the breakfast bar, and we might just be there for an hour, as it sometimes takes me that long to decide what I want. Or I simply opt to get a little bit of everything. I could happily eat breakfast foods every meal of the day. At the grocery store, the cereal aisle is my favorite. Okay, I lied. The baking aisle is my favorite, but cereal is a close second.

One of the 100 reasons why I love the weekend is that I am able to make breakfast. Well, more like brunch by the time I make my way into the kitchen. My all-time favorite breakfast, since kindergarten and going strong, is crepes.

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My recipe, aka, my mom’s recipe for the batter, is so easy. 

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil

And, if I’m being honest, I’m not one to make use of my measuring cups. I usually guess on these ingredients as I pour them into the vitamix to be blended.

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Crepes are fun because they can be topped in so many different ways. I make Dan’s with butter and sugar with a spoonful of Nutella on the side. I usually have one like this too, as well as a healthier version, complete with Chobani vanilla yogurt, raspberry jelly, and granola.

Reader Question: What is your all-time favorite breakfast!?